Today we have one half of the fabulous Moira Rogers at The Book Pushers. Bree, our favorite demon bunny hunter is back to talk about their newest release: Archer’s Lady. Take it away Bree!
Hello there! I’m Bree, one half of the paranormal romance writing duo of Moira Rogers, and I’m on a wild and crazy blog tour talking about dangerous men and the women who love them. And I’m not just talking about their heroines—I mean all the women who love them, including those of us who read & write about them! That’s why I’m here with an excerpt from Keeping Company With Bloodhounds, a book that gives all the dirty details about those dangerous warriors. (Even if it only exists in the fictional world of the Bloodhounds.)
If any group of heroes deserves an entire book written by their loving groupies, it’s the Bad Boys. I think we all love a bad boy, even when we don’t want to. Especially one who is looking for redemption–or most especially one who thinks he’s past any hope of it.
Today’s excerpt from the-book-that-never-was is all about redeeming bad boys. In the world of the Bloodhounds there’s no second chance bigger than becoming a hound. The government can take a broken man from a cell and give him super-human powers…but should they?
CHAPTER FIVE – CRIMINALS: THE REDEEMED OUTLAWS
Perhaps no decision ever caused more controversy—or consternation—than the Guild’s choice to expand its pool of applicants to include individuals on the wrong side of the law.
On the surface, it seems counterintuitive, to be sure. Criminals are not particularly known for possessing a keen sense of civic duty, nor are they recognized as grand protectors of the common social good. But dig a little deeper, and one begins to see why this contentious resolution may well have been an act of sheer brilliance.
If chosen prudently, these convicts are apt to possess skills uniquely suited to the rough life of your average bloodhound. Cattle rustlers, horse thieves…there have even been rumors of a hound who robbed banks and stagecoaches in the days before his rehabilitation. (Depending on the source, this would be either Theron of New Orleans or his protégé, Archer of Iron Creek.)
The truth is, the illustrious leaders of the Guild are far too savvy to choose dangerous, uncontrollable men for the transformation process. Were they to bestow superhuman strength and abilities upon such men, the results would be disastrous. In actuality, the men plucked from gallows and jail cells are very like the ones saved from prison camps and hospitals: victims of circumstance, in desperate need of a second chance.
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